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Hemmings Announces the Talladega Spoiler Registry

By: Richard Fleener

When Katrina and I decided to start another website, the Talladega Spoiler Registry, we had a lot of reservations. Keeping a web site fresh and interesting is a challenge and takes a lot of time. Our efforts on this site have been rewarding in terms of people met but not yet financially beneficial.

In the past our efforts to register cars were anything but successful or rewarding. We have owned and attempted to register everything from Corvettes to the Aero Cars, Cougars and Mustangs, even our AMX plus others all with the same result. We would provide our VIN and Data Plate information to who ever was on the other end but we never got anything back. Someday, someone might tell you how many cars they have in their registry but it was next to impossible to get any details.

We therefore had two primary goals when we began work on our Talladega  Registry. First, it had to be online with data available at anytime and constantly up to date. Second, we wanted to make more people aware of these cars and their importance to racing and the automotive world in general. Over the years Katrina and I have worked hard to obtain TV coverage and magazine articles on the Ford Aero and have achieved more successes than we ever imagined possible. However, I was blown away when I opened my April issue of Hemmings Muscle Machine magazine and saw the following announcement!

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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